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  • Comprehensive Immigration Reform

    by Senator Charles E. Schumer

    Posted on 2013-04-16

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    SCHUMER. Mr. President, first before I get into the substance here tonight, on behalf of myself, Mr. McCain, the Presiding Officer, Mr. Durbin, Mr. Graham, Mr. Menendez, Mr. Rubio, Mr. Bennet and Mr. Flake, we are introducing comprehensive immigration reform. Bottom line, a lot of work went into this bill, and I want to thank all of the staffs who have been up until now allowing us to introduce this bill as we promised in this legislative day. We are undergirded by the fact that Americans will be fair, balanced, and filled with common sense for legal immigrants and the 11 million here living in the shadows, as long as they believe we will not have future waves of illegal immigration. I believe our bill meets that test.

    So I would like to thank everybody, including the great floor staff who waited very late tonight. I would like to thank my friend, colleague, and roommate, Senator Durbin, for staying up this late, and Leon Fresco, Stephanie Martz and all of our staffs who worked so hard on this great legislation whose voyage begins now.


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